A Mokena man convicted of murder will spend less time in prison than he did on the street following the 2001 killing.
Marcus Jones, 32, took a 10-year prison sentence for killing 20-year-old Terrance Chandler in May 2001. Chandler was found dead outside the Joliet city limits on Patterson Road.
Here's what else was going on in court last week:
- A Joliet man charged with slashing and stabbing his girlfriend so severely she may lose an arm heard voices in his head, was shaking and had a "crazy look in his eye" just before the attack, a prosecutor said during a bond hearing.
- A daughter of Will County Board Republican Chairman Jim Moustis told a judge she couldn't come up with the $515 she needs to get out of jail, but then bonded out anyway.
- A man charged with a brazen breakfast rush killing at a popular West Jefferson Street restaurant pleaded not guilty during his arraignment.
- A trial to determine whether a former Lincoln-Way Central High School teacher was sane when he allegedly threatened district officials began.
- The trial for a Plainfield woman charged with a 2007 murder trial was scheduled to be set next month.
- Google surrendered the email records of a Joliet woman charged with setting up and indulging in a sex date with a teenage boy, a prosecutor said during a hearing at the Will County Courthouse.
- A man claiming he was left paralyzed by a gun attack in the Fairview Homes housing project is suing the city and the Housing Authority of Joliet.
- An arrest warrant was issued for an Aurora woman who allegedly smuggled cell phones into Stateville Correctional inmates while working at the prison as a phlebotomist.